Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Judo Moscow 1980.jpg
VenuePalace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium
Dates27th July to 2nd August 1980
Competitors182 from 42 nations
← 1976
1984 →
Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium as it appears today

The Judo competition at the 1980 Summer Olympics was the first time that the medal count was not dominated by Japan, since the country joined the boycott of the games because of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Medals were awarded to male judoka in eight competitions, seven weight classes and the open competition — two more than in 1976. All events were held at the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium at Luzhniki (south western part of Moscow). The schedule started on July 27 and ended on August 2.[1]

Victory ceremony of the 95 kg event. RIAN photo.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra Lightweight
60 kg
Thierry Rey
Jose Rodriguez
Aramby Emizh
 Soviet Union
Tibor Kincses
Half Lightweight
65 kg
Nikolai Solodukhin
 Soviet Union
Tsendiin Damdin
Ilian Nedkov
Janusz Pawłowski
71 kg
Ezio Gamba
Neil Adams
 Great Britain
Ravdangiin Davaadalai
Karl-Heinz Lehmann
 East Germany
Half Middleweight
78 kg
Shota Khabareli
 Soviet Union
Juan Ferrer
Harald Heinke
 East Germany
Bernard Tchoullouyan
86 kg
Jürg Röthlisberger
Isaac Azcuy
Detlef Ultsch
 East Germany
Aleksandrs Jackevičs
 Soviet Union
95 kg
Robert Van de Walle
Tengiz Khubuluri
 Soviet Union
Dietmar Lorenz
 East Germany
Henk Numan
+95 kg
Angelo Parisi
Dimitar Zaprianov
Radomir Kovačević
Vladimír Kocman
Open category
Dietmar Lorenz
 East Germany
Angelo Parisi
Arthur Mapp
 Great Britain
András Ozsvár

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 182 judokas from 42 nations competed at the Moscow Games

Medal table[edit]

1 Soviet Union2125
2 France2114
3 East Germany1045
4 Belgium1001
7 Cuba0303
8 Bulgaria0112
 Great Britain0112
11 Hungary0022
12 Czechoslovakia0011
Totals (15 nations)881632


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 15 May 2018.

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